which dubbed itself "The Home of RADIO," has been in New York since
at least 1923, but this advertisement appeared in the December 1931
edition of QST. Leeds is still in operation today in Brooklyn under
the name of Leeds Radio. Looking at the ad is a step back ninety
years into the past, but the nostalgic waxing does not have to end
there. If you want a trip back to the beginning days of the World
Wide Web, go to the current
website. It's format-less text presentation with basic hyperlinks
is circa 1992 when bulletin boards ruled the day and the Mosaic
browser was just giving web surfers their first taste of a GUI.
The only images I found on the Leeds website were a few scans of
old advertisements like the one shown below*.
December 1931 QST
articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the ARRL's QST magazine. Here is a list
of the QST articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
* Update: 1/11/2013: A Leeds Radio
employee contacted me and provided a web page with links to some
ads in QST. The pages below are not in that list, so you are
still getting a little new
material here as well. Leeds Radio also has a page with a couple
Leeds Advertisement in December
1931 QST Magazine (page 1)
Leeds Advertisement in December 1931 QST Magazine (page